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Team of huskies
Huskies working as a dog sled team in northern Sweden eagerly await the trail ahead. Going dog sledding or driving your own team of huskies through the pristine landscape is a wonderful way of experiencing Sápmi (Lapland); a dream-like sensation of being close to animals, the cold and nature.
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Winter activities in Sweden

Winter in Sweden can be very cold but it is also the perfect time for some fun winter activities. From dog sledding to skiing, ice skating to snowmobiling there are things for the whole family to do.
Reindeer walk
Guided tours of northern lights and reindeer sledding are examples of popular activities provided by Nutti Sámi Siida, which is an eco-tourism company in Swedish Lapland. About 20,000 Sami live in Sweden – with their own cultural heritage, language, flag and parliament.
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Where to go to find Swedish winter

All regions in Sweden have their own winter fun but for lots of snow, a chance to see the northern lights and plenty of dogsledding, skiing and snowmobiling adventures head north to Swedish Lapland

Åre is the largest and most advanced and divers alpine sports resort in Sweden and Northern Europe. In addition to great skiing, biking, hiking and paragliding, a variety of restaurants offering culinary experiences and shopping.
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Skiing in Sweden

You can ski almost anywhere in Sweden wintertime! With more than 100 ski resorts it can be hard to choose where to go, so here are some tips for where to go skiing in Sweden.